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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics in relation to psychological distress (N = 108,011)

From: Weekend warrior physical activity pattern and common mental disorder: a population wide study of 108,011 British adults

Variable GHQ-12 score 0–3
(N = 92,382)
GHQ-12 score > 3
(N = 15,625)
Age 46.9 ± 17.2 45.8 ± 16.6
Sex (% male) 47.8 38.8
Country (% England) 81.5 79.2
Smoking (%)
 Never 49.3 42.2
 Ex-smoker 25.2 22.5
 Current 25.5 35.3
Social occupational group
 Professional 5.1 3.6
 Managerial 27.9 25.6
 Skilled (non-manual/ manual) 43.3 42.5
 Semi-skilled manual 17.3 20.4
 Unskilled manual 5.9 7.4
Obesity (%) 20.9 23.1
Chronic illness 39.3 60.6
Physical activity
 None 49.3 58.1
 Insufficiently active 23.8 22.1
 Meets guidelinesa 26.9 19.8
  1. a150 min/wk. of moderate PA, or 75 min/wk. of vigorous PA, or a combination of the two